“If the average golfer doesn’t take advantage of this, they are nuts!”

Written on May 23, 2014

I took my dad to the Fujikura Fit-On studio as a retirement gift to have our drivers fitted. Quite simply, we left amazed at the results and never realized it was possible to see such improvements by being custom fitted with the correct shafts for our swings. You always hear that the shaft is the “engine of the club” and but I guess I never believed it or understood why.

I first warmed up and hit several drives with my Razr fit with a stock Aldila shaft. Marshall, the fitting technician, set me up with several different configurations of shafts in varying degrees of stiffness in both the handle and the tip through the process. He showed me my average launch angle, backspin and sidespin and showed where a new shaft could improve, explaining each aspect in great detail, but easy to understand. By the end of the fitting, he had dialed in the launch angle to optimum and minimized both backspin and sidespin for maximum distance and accuracy even on mishits. I came in with a stock stiff shaft which was 45 3/4 inches and left with a 45 inch EXS stiff 6.2 shaft. The fitting resulted in 15-20 yards gained and a much tighter left and right dispersion meaning more fairways hit.

My dad then went through the same experience and also gained 15 yards and more accuracy. To quote my dad, “If the average golfer in Southern California doesn’t take advantage of this, they are nuts!” The entire experience made for a great father-son gift as we both had a great time, an experience that we’ll talk about in the years to come as we golf together.

John and Dave Sanders - Father/Son Driver Fitting at Fujikura Fit-On Studio